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Scale RC Airplane Video — Freewing Model F-16  EDF Jet

Scale RC Airplane Video — Freewing Model F-16 EDF Jet

Reviewed in the recent December 2017 issue of MAN, this Flightline Video shows the F-16 in detailed as test flown by Rick Bell. The F-16 was flown and photographed at the Wintonbury Flying Club, in Connecticut, and  we would like to thank all the club members for allowing MAN to use their impressive flying site. […]
Model Airplane Secrets: How to fly “scale”

Model Airplane Secrets: How to fly “scale”

Model Airplane News has devoted many articles and columns to the improving of static scores in scale competition. This score however, only represents 50 percent of your total, and taking the time to improve your model’s documentation material between events can definitely help you maximize overall score. But for this article, let’s talk about improving […]
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RC Monster-Scale Transall C-160

RC Monster-Scale Transall C-160

This 13-foot-span RC model of the military transport aircraft is powered by a DLE 55cc gas engine and weighs 52 pounds. Pilot Stefan Werner puts the big plane through its paces here at the Megaflugshow in Göttingen, Germany this August. Thanks to RC Media world for taking this great video!    
RC Model WW1 RC Jamboree — And the Winners are…

RC Model WW1 RC Jamboree — And the Winners are…

If you are a WW1 fan and have been keeping track of the modeling events over the year, then you know that the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome was again alive with RC action this past weekend. Hosted by the Mid-Hudson R/C Society club, the 51st annual WW1 RC Jamboree enjoyed amazingly nice weather and mild winds […]
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58%- RC Scale Akrobat Special

58%- RC Scale Akrobat Special

This 58%-scale model of the Czech aerobat is powered by ZDZ 420cc twin cylinder inline engine and has a wingspan of 14.75 feet. In this video, pilot Zdenek Hulka puts the 216-pound model through its paces at the Megaflugshow in Gottingen, Germany last month. Built in the ’60s, the full-scale aircraft, a 526 AFS-V Akrobat […]
RC Phoenix Model A-26 Invader .46-.55 ARF [VIDEO]

RC Phoenix Model A-26 Invader .46-.55 ARF [VIDEO]

From Tower Hobbies: Impressively sized with a 90.5” wingspan, the A-26 Invader .46-.55 ARF excels with twin engine or twin motor power! Phoenix has faithfully recreated WWII’s celebrated light bomber and ground attack aircraft whose versatility led to its use in the Korean and Vietnam conflicts. Included air retracts with CNC-machined metal suspension struts and […]
Model Airplane News Interview: Fairey Fantome

Model Airplane News Interview: Fairey Fantome

Longtime MAN contributor and pro scale model builder and pilot Sal Calvagna covered all the action at the recent Warbirds over Delaware at Lums Pond, in Bear, DE. Here is his video interview with Tom and Charles Britton who built this beautiful scale model. The full size Fairey Fantôme, was a British fighter biplane designed […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 9 — Wing Construction

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 9 — Wing Construction

So now that we have come to a natural breakaway point with the fuselage, it’s a good time to begin the wing construction. Eventually we will return to the fuselage for the firewall and engine installation, but for now, lets work with some ribs. After cleaning up all the debris from the fuselage build, lay out the […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 8 — Fuselage Sheeting

Well, it has been a little while so I thought I would post an update for the Skyraider project. After installing hardware that would be difficult to get to after the fuselage is all covered up, here’s how I spent the last week getting the fuselage sheeting complet. For more information on the Ziroli Plans Douglas […]
Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 7 — Tailwheel

Workshop Build-Along — Douglas Skyraider Part 7 — Tailwheel

While I was sheeting the fuselage, I also was working out the installation of my scale Tail wheel unit (custom made by Earl Aune). This included installing the new plywood former and reinforcement side doublers while still having access to the parts in between the pieces of sheeting. The sheeting also helps keep the fuselage structure rigid during […]
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